The Spanish American War had all the familiar elements of today's conflicts: A false flag event, bankers manipulating the presidency and pushing for war behind the scenes, Rockefeller profiteering, and slick propaganda campaigns about "Spanish brutes" and "fighting for freedom and democracy."—James Perloff
Watching the Battle of Santiago from the deck of USS Iowa, July 3, 1898.
(Photo from Wikimedia Commons)
Although it gets short shrift in the history textbooks, in many ways the modern American empire can find its origins in the Spanish-American War. Today we talk to James Perloff of JamesPerloff.com about his article on the war, “Trial Run for Interventionism,” and how the bankers used their media and political connections to launch the war and introduce foreign interventionism to the American psyche.
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